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600 km from Fukushima: High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil -Report

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*Google Translation* Title: Cesium 9,686 Bq / kg soil in Osaka Bay seabed emergency essentials – 1 / 14, strontium-90 detected! Source: http://dub314.blog.fc2.com Date: Jan 14, 2012

Cesium 9,686 Bq / kg soil in Osaka Bay seabed emergency essentials – 1 / 14, strontium-90 detected! – Kind of analysis [core] MAX 9,686Bq/kg

1 / . . . → Read More: 600 km from Fukushima: High levels of cesium detected in Osaka Bay soil -Report

NHK: Japan gov’t gave SPEEDI radiation forecasts to US military, NOT own citizens

Title: SPEEDI information provided to United States Military But Not Japanese Citizens Source: Enformable Date: Jan. 16, 2012

Representatives of the Japanese Ministry of Education were called as witnesses by the Accident Investigation Board in charge of discovering the true nature of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. During questioning it was determined that the predictive . . . → Read More: NHK: Japan gov’t gave SPEEDI radiation forecasts to US military, NOT own citizens

“You are a champion of radiation!” doctors tell man in evacuation zone — Tomioka contamination is “superior to Chernobyl” admits gov’t agency

Title: The Buddha of Fukushima’s Forbidden Zone: A Photo Essay Source: Japan Subculture Research Center Author: Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky Date: January 15, 2012

This is the story of Naoto Matsumura, Tomioka City, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan–the last man standing in  Fukushima’s Forbidden Zone. [...]

JAXA [equivalent of US's NASA] has analyzed some sample of land and . . . → Read More: “You are a champion of radiation!” doctors tell man in evacuation zone — Tomioka contamination is “superior to Chernobyl” admits gov’t agency

Photographer back from Fukushima Forbidden Zone: Enormous spiders seemed to take advantage of the radioactivity and evacuation to spread rapidly -Report

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Title: The Buddha of Fukushima’s Forbidden Zone: A Photo Essay Source: Japan Subculture Research Center Author: Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky Date: January 15, 2012

Tomioka, Fukushima Prefecture (SOURCE: Japan Subculture Research Center)

[...] Back in June 2011, according to a photographer who entered the forbidden zone to visit Matsmura: “Around his newly built house on . . . → Read More: Photographer back from Fukushima Forbidden Zone: Enormous spiders seemed to take advantage of the radioactivity and evacuation to spread rapidly -Report

Temps well above 100°C persisting at Reactor 2 gauge — Tepco claims malfunction, but had been stable previously

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Title: Temperature Remains High at Reactor 2 Pressure Vessel at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Source: EX-SKF Date: January 15, 2012

It went as high as 142 degrees Celsius on January 14 before it came down to 138 degrees Celsius on January 15 at “CRD Housing Upper Part” of the Reactor Pressure Vessel of Reactor . . . → Read More: Temps well above 100°C persisting at Reactor 2 gauge — Tepco claims malfunction, but had been stable previously

Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago

Title: UCB Milk Sampling Results Source: University of California Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering Date: 1/14/2012 (9:40am)

By integrating all of the milk data we have collected since March 11, we can estimate the total effective dose equivalent (TEDE) one could have received from exposure to fission product isotopes in milk to date. For . . . → Read More: Over EPA limit: Cesium levels in San Francisco area milk now higher than 6 months ago

Gov’t warned of radioactive concrete problem last month, claimed it had investigated — Admits more evacuees may be living in contaminated homes

Title: Radioactive Concrete Is Latest Scare for Fukushima Survivors Source: ABC News Author: Akiko Fujita Date: Jan 16, 2012 8:33am

[...] NHK reports government officials brushed off initial inquiries about the contaminated concrete in December, saying they had conducted thorough checks. [...]

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Title: Radioactive gravel likely shipped to over 200 . . . → Read More: Gov’t warned of radioactive concrete problem last month, claimed it had investigated — Admits more evacuees may be living in contaminated homes

Mom escapes radiation by moving into radioactive apartment: “I have no words — I just feel so awful for my kids — I feel like I’ve failed as a parent” -ABC News

Title: Radioactive Concrete Is Latest Scare for Fukushima Survivors Source: ABC News Author: Akiko Fujita Date: Jan 16, 2012 8:33am

[...] “We thought we could finally settle here. I have no words,” said a resident, who told broadcaster NHK  she moved to the apartment with her husband and young children, to escape radiation. “I . . . → Read More: Mom escapes radiation by moving into radioactive apartment: “I have no words — I just feel so awful for my kids — I feel like I’ve failed as a parent” -ABC News

Asahi: Many Fukushima evacuees living at infamous apartment building built from radioactive materials

Title: Evacuees may move due to radioactive concrete Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun Date: January 16, 2012

Concrete with high radiation levels was likely used for the foundation of an apartment building in Fukushima Prefecture, forcing the builder to find new homes for some of the tenants, which include many evacuees from the . . . → Read More: Asahi: Many Fukushima evacuees living at infamous apartment building built from radioactive materials

Trapped? 3 children living in radioactive apartment built with tainted cement, dose over 10 millisieverts/yr — Nuclear Official: Not an amount where evacuation is warranted -WSJ

Title: Radiation Spike Detected in Fukushima Apartment Complex Built With Tainted Cement Source: Wall Street Journal Author: Yoree Koh Date: January 16, 2012, 6:15 PM JST

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[...] The first floor of the three-story building clocked the highest readings, a maximum of 1.24 microsieverts per hour. That would amount to an annual [external] . . . → Read More: Trapped? 3 children living in radioactive apartment built with tainted cement, dose over 10 millisieverts/yr — Nuclear Official: Not an amount where evacuation is warranted -WSJ

Fukushima Reactor Designer: Meltdowns would have likely occurred WITHOUT tsunami — A serious investigation on horizon? -NYT

Title: Independent Panel to Start Inquiry Into Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Source: NYTimes.com Author: HIROKO TABUCHI Date: January 15, 2012

A powerful and independent panel of specialists appointed by Japan’s Parliament is challenging the government’s account of the accident at a Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and will start its own investigation into the disaster . . . → Read More: Fukushima Reactor Designer: Meltdowns would have likely occurred WITHOUT tsunami — A serious investigation on horizon? -NYT

NHK: Radioactive homes being built in Japan — Gov’t admits no radiation standards set (VIDEOS)

Title: Irradiated gravel used for Fukushima condominium Source: NHK WORLD English Date: Sunday, January 15, 2012 22:48 +0900 (JST)

Officials in Fukushima Prefecture say they have detected high levels of radiation in a new building. They say a construction material may have been tainted with radioactive substances from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

. . . → Read More: NHK: Radioactive homes being built in Japan — Gov’t admits no radiation standards set (VIDEOS)